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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTrashed_Tapes Date: Jan 25, 2009 11:07pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

Not of this earth. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000226771 / 1984-12-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000007737 / 1957-02-28 (in notice: 1956)
Title: Not of this earth. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Lorimar Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Not of this earth.
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Lorimar Productions, Inc.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 26, 2009 12:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

Sorry folks! Maybe if Lorimar would put a copy out for sale things would be easier. I've looked on amazon and netflix but all I could come up with is that crappy remake with Traci Lords.

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Poster: A-ROb Date: Jan 28, 2009 2:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

is traci lords in the public domain? I wouldn't mind downloading her

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTrashed_Tapes Date: Jan 29, 2009 11:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

when you find out hook a brother up with the url will ya..;)

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 10, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I watched my copy of the movie today, and it doesn't contain a copyright notice in the film, making it PD. My copy isn't very good, so if you've got a copy without notice go ahead and post it.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 10, 2010 9:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I'll get on it ASAP. I'll check for notices fore and aft on my copy and if I don't see any, it'll be here soon.

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-10-11 04:00:08

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 10, 2010 8:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I have an old tape that looks good, but I'll wait for the restored, remastered triple feature DVD release in a few months. Plus it'll have extras, commentaries, plus two more Corman sci-fi classics from the '50s at a bargain price.

And on that note, I'm outta here indefinitely.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 10, 2010 8:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I'll probably get that myself when it comes out, but I likely won't be able to put that up.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 19, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

Bad news. While watching the Shout! Factory DVD copy of Not of This Earth (1957), I saw that it had a notice in the film, COPYRIGHT MCMLVI ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURES CORPORATION. There's no restoration notice. So the copy you posted, though lacking a notice, is as a "derivative" copy not PD. It's similar to the situation I ran into with Gog. My 2D copy had no notice, but the 3D copy did.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Mar 25, 2011 9:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

Well, then I guess I'd better see about taking it down then. It's one thing if a movie comes out with no notice, but it's another when some sly dog edits the notice out. Sharp eye, Bill. Thanks for pointing that out. Since it has finnally been made available ligitimately by Shout Factory, I'll have to get a copy myself.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 26, 2011 6:20am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I think it's also likely that the copyright notice was left off of pre-release copies of the film for whatever reason. It would have been easy for copyright holders to stop theatrical release of an altered copy and sue the pants off of anyone who did remove the notice for that purpose, and I can't see why anyone would bother to alter a print of a film with such a small distribution.

Anyway, the Shout! Factory copy is great, as are their DVDs of Attack of the Crab Monsters and War of the Satellites. I'm guessing that they were made from Corman's own prints.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 26, 2011 8:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

My favorite DVD release of the past few years (at least), and a must for anyone who loves fifties sci-fi b-movies, IMHO.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Mar 26, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

Well, the copy I put up was from one of those outfits who advertise in the back of some of the genre mags, like FILMFAX or FANGORIA, mags like that. The price wasn't too outrageous so I thought I'd check them out quality wise, also it was a title I'd been looking for for a long time. I don't think Shout! Factory was even around at the time I got this. And they have ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS as well, eh? I'll have to check these guys out. Maybe someday soon they'll have HAND OF DEATH with John Agar available, which is another one I've been looking high and low for.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 26, 2011 4:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I hear that. For years the only place to get rare b-movies were those one-man outfits, or from some friend-of-a-friend who had copies of stuff we haven't seen since we were kids watching creature features or chiller theater.

You can find the new Shout Factory triple feature DVD of Not of This Earth/Attack of the Crab Monsters/War of the Satellites on Amazon for under $15, and it comes with a ton of Corman film trailers and a nice tribute with interviews. And the movie prints are the best you're likely to see.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Mar 26, 2011 6:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

I'll look 'em up!

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Poster: cooperway4 Date: Apr 2, 2011 12:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

The release date on this film is 10 February 1957 (USA). A copyright notice dated more than a year in advance of the release is invalid. Thanks for helping to get another public domain film removed from the Archives.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Apr 2, 2011 3:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961)

It's the date in notice that's relevant, not the release date.